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were contaminated. they already notified the parents, and that they weren't going to let them go, not going to release them. but once they're released, they're being released with no shoes, no backpacks. ((brian loftus)) >> at walter johnson junior high school... ((kirsten joyce)) >> classes are canceled today .. and students have been quarantined since wednesday morning for mercury exposure. ((brian loftus)) >> thanks for joining us, i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce. parents are still waiting outside the school near buffalo and alta for their child to be released .. ((brian loftus)) they've been there since class started yesterday morning about 8 am .. so that's almost 24 hours they've been there now. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter nia wong looks into how the situation unraveled during the past 17
students are still being checked for mercury? ((nia wong)) >> a lot of frustration out here this morning. it was reported to us last night....students wouldn't be spending the night but obviously from what you see behind me. that hasn't been the case. one parent tells us school officials are using blankets to cover the windows of the cafeteria where students are staying. but we're going to show you what it looks li >> here is cellphone video taken from within johnson middle school. you can see students huddled in the cafeteria...waiti ng to be released. the clark county school district says the epa is screening students for their safety and the district has to follow their guidance before letting students out. captain ken young of ccsd's
brought in out of state resources to help--- specifcally the california epa. and they're having to check student's shoes and backpacks before they leave... which is why this is taking so long. ((>> harnnsley/8th grade:they mr bag and our shoes and other things in a trash bag and then they had us wipe our hands andes ol,and they stand oveyrdy with get their belongings back. but when that is....is up in the air. ((nia wong)) >> for now classes are canceled for today at walter johnson middle school. reporting live. nia wong 8 news now. >> are we any closer to knowing when students will be released? ((nia wong)) >> right now there's no e-t-a on when they can go. students and staff must be screened for mercury before they can leave. parents are urged to check parent link -- ccsd's online portal for the latest updates. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) we have an official statement from ccsd... in response to this whole situation. --quote--
for their safety. we have to follow their guidance for releasing students. school police and metro are there as well assisting as well as other first responders." --unquote--./// ((brian loftus)) and here's a letter that ccsd sent to their parents. --quote-- the environmental protection agency is continuing the process of screening students, and has provided additional screening resources. school staff and first responders continue to work with the epa on-site. students are being allowed to eat. thank you for your patience. we know this has been a ll thankful for the cooperation of our students, staff, first responders and our community. --unquote--./// ((brian loftus)) while we don't know what type of mercury was brought into the school, young people have been known to play with liquid metallic mercury, the kind found in old thermometers . ((kirsten joyce)) >> fortunately, that kind is not easily absorbed through the skin. inhaling mercury vapor would be much more dangerous. children who are exposed to it may show redness in the cheeks, nose and lips, along with rashes and increased sensitivity to light./// sherry how's the weather today?
((kirsten joyce)) investigating a hit and run crash that occurred wednesday. police responded to calls that a man was hit by a car near bonanza and pecos around 2:40 yesterday afternoon. he was pronounced dead at the scene. witnesses told police they heard a loud thud and saw a car speed off. investigators say they want the driver to come forward: (( >> jason letkiewicz, metro: "come on in and talk to us. we need to give you a chance to tell what happened. we need to hear your story. the longer you stay out the less likely it seems that it was an
let us know what happened." )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> police found a small white coupe with damage that could be the vehicle they're looking for. we're told the victim may have lived outside the apartment complex where he was hit. if you have any information... please call crime stoppers./// ((brian loftus)) the subject of a highly publicized manhunt is behind bars this morning... alonso perez spent five days on the run after evading police. perez used his body weight to pry off his cuffs while in police custody... then crawled into a ceiling vent room to get out. he then used a truck to escape.. it took police 40 minutes to realize he was gone. perez was caught tuesday night. north las vegas police admit mistakes occurred: ((>> alexander perez, north las vegas police chief: "we're not perfect, the police are simply not perfect but we will learn from our mistakes so they are not repeated and that's the goal.")) ((brian loftus)) >> perez faces several
murder. he is scheduled to appear in court this morning./// ((kirsten joyce)) drone companies have landed in las vegas. ((brian loftus)) >> what the future holds for the thriving drone industry when good day returns. /// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian
loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
welcome back to the valley's news leader. fury at walter johnson middle school... where children have been held in the school since yesterday... ((kirsten joyce)) >> and angry parents want their kids released. the school has been dealing with a haz-mat situation... after a student brought mercury to the campus this morning./// ((kirsten joyce)) the latest and greatest in the fledgling drone industry drone industry is on display at drone industry is on display at the paris hotel convention center this morning. more than 150 companies are at "interdrone"... just one week after the f-a-a opened the door to commercial drone applications across the u-s. in its second year... interdrone has shifted focus... from being hobbiest-heavy... now to commercial customers. by next year... the f-a-a estimates there will be nearly twice as many commercial drones in the skies... as manned aircraft.
we are experiencing the "kitty hawk moment" of unmanned aerial systems. ((michael huerta/faa administrator: "it has huge potential for jobs, for economic growth, and our challenge is how do we integrate it safely into a very complex system.")) ((kirsten joyce)) >> huerta says he expects even more changes to the drone industry... by the time interdrone convenes again at the rio next year. the drone conference will last till friday. /// ((brian loftus)) changes mandated by the significant changes in wait times at u-s air ports. in may... people were waiting in security lines for hours at some of the nation's busiest airports.. causing thousands to miss their flights. the t-s-a blamed an increase in airline travel and a shortage of security officers.. so 13 hundred were hired... and many went from part-time to full-time. another improvement on the way - automated lanes... which allow multiple passengers to collect carry on items at the same time: (( peter neffenger / tsa administrator - "we hope to see as many as 60 by the end of this calendar
((brian loftus)) >> the tsa has also seen a jump in the number of people who've signed up for "pre-check" status. on average... those passengers only wait about five minutes or less in security lines./// ((brian loftus)) the iconic boeing b-29 bomber airplaines are here in the valley this morning. this morning the commemorative air force base will be holding an air show at the henderson executive airport. the b-29's will be on display for visitors to take a look at the aircraft up close, watch them fly, and also purchase rides in them. 9./// ((kirsten joyce)) we're one step closer into finding a new stadium for a potential nfl team for las vegas. ((brian loftus)) >> we'll take a look at the over sight committee's plan./// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((brian loftus))
stadium for a potential
nfl team. will meet this morning to continue discussing a hotel tax hike to fund the stadium. majestic realty and the las vegas sands casino want to finish negotiations and get approval from nevada lawmakers within weeks before they come up with a stadium proposal. developers estimate that the proposed stadium near the strip will cost 1 point 9 billion dollars./// sherry how's the weather today? let's take a look at
those warm highs near 100. ................. staying dry and very warm - with several days in the 100s coming up for the weekend. ...... the rain is ending over the desert possible severe weather today in the plains. ............. heating up in the desert over the weekend until next week. let's take a look at
((brian loftus)) fury at walter johnson middle school... where children have been held in the school since yesterday... ((kirsten joyce)) >> and angry parents want their kids released.
the school has been dealing with their kids released. the school has been dealing with a haz-mat situation... been dealing with a haz-mat situation...
yesterday morning.. a live reprot coming up in minutes. /// ((brian loftus)) the 2016 nfl season kicks off tonight... and experts estimate another this year will be another big one for bettors. according to the american gaming association... predicts 90-billion dollars will be wagered on games... but 98 percent of that will be done illegally. because of a government ban... betting is only legal in four states... nevada being one of them. but lawmakers are now pushing for the government to allow states to decide for themlv ((kirsten joyce)) al pacino will be taking to the stage right here in las vegas. next month... the actor will put on a one man show inside the venetian. he'll talk about the highlights from his decade's long career on stage and on screen. his most famous films are "scarface" and "the godfather." pacino is also expected to do a q-and- a with the audience. tickets for the october 15-th show are on sale now./// we'll be right back........///
((21;36;12 "my phones dead so i can't even contact them anymore, other than that the lease and the school rep. aren't even telling to us. they said they aren't at authority to say anything.")) ((brian loftus)) parents have been out all night at walter johnson jr high .. where students have been slowly being released. i since 11 am yesterday ... for mercury exposure .. after a student brought it to school. thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. we have team coverage on the developing situation from outside the school near alta and buffalo .. 8 news now reporter michael stevens has been talking to parents all night ... and nia wong has the latest on the developing situation... which is where we will begin this morning .. nia? ((nia wong)) >> throughout the morning we